FACT CHECK: No, The WEF Has Not Said CBDCs Must Be ‘Implanted Under Your Skin’ If You Want To Participate In Society
A post shared on Facebook claims the World Economic Forum (WEF) purportedly said central bank digital currency (CBDC) chips “must be implanted under your skin” if you want to participate in society.
The claim stems from a July 10 article published by “The People’s Voice,” a website that is known for spreading “fake news.” The purported remark does not appear on the WEF’s website or its verified social media accounts.
The WEF hosted its “Summer Davos” event in Tianjin, China, in late June, according to Insider. About 1,500 participants gathered for the WEF’s first in-person “Summer Davos” event since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Times reported.
The Facebook post claims the WEF purportedly said CBDC chips “must be implanted under your skin” if you want to participate in society. “We are witnessing the formation of the Beast System that will be used by the Antichrist during the fast approaching Tribulation,” the social media post’s caption reads.
The site, which has previously been known as “NewsPunch” and “YourNewsWire,” is described as “one of the most well-known purveyors of fake news online,” according to a 2019 article from Mashable. (RELATED: No, The WEF Has Not Declared Humans Must Eat Their Own Feces And Drink Their Own Urine To Fight Climate Change)
The article references finance professor and economist Richard A. Werner and his beliefs on CBDCs but does not feature any explicit quotations from the WEF endorsing the idea of CBDC chips.
Check Your Fact has contacted a WEF spokesperson for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.